Please note that the following handbags represent first prototypes and serious blunders. This blog documents our trials and errors and tracks our progress from inexperienced start-up to launching the Taryn Zhang brand. Please bear that in mind as you look through these photos and illustrations.
“The Plain Jane”
Fail. Next. Sigh.
I tried. I tried really hard.
Yet another Fail. Well, not completely, since I am using this bag now. It’s quite functional, though a far cry from the original intended design.
The original intent was a design I called The Debut. After I broke my sewing machine needle, I needed to come up with an alternative method for achieving the 9-squares stitching. And I couldn’t.
Finally I gave up and, before I wasted all of the fabric, used the remaining pieces to at least get some semblance of a purse out of the excursion.
The one cool thing about The Plain Jane is the interior pockets. I made little sectioned-off pockets in the lining for my compact, my phone, chapstick, and most important, my flash drive. (Doesn’t every girl carry a USB stick with her everywhere she goes?) There’s also a secret hidden pocket, which seemed like a nifty idea at the time of making, but now I’ve realized is not so useful. What the heck do I have to hide? I suppose it fits feminine hygiene products.
So okay, I admit, the Plain Jane is not marketable. I could never sell this thing. But at least it’s the functional. It fits a lot more stuff than you’d think it could fit.
Also, it’s understated, if that’s your style. Nobody will notice this handbag when you carry it. I brought it to the office today and nobody noticed it at all. Oh, wait. If I’m trying to start a designer handbag business, maybe that’s not such a good thing. Epic Fail. =*(
Anyway. Back to the drawing board. I have got so much more to learn…